Articles of Interest

March 18th, 2011 · Comments Off

For the week of March 14th: Readers, authors and librarians against DRM Two Colorado Libraries Break New E-book Ground | American Libraries Magazine Read the Fine Print | American Libraries Magazine  (Terms of Service on ebook Readers) Must We Abide? | American Libraries Magazine 25% of textbook annual revenue to be from digital by 2015 […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Lending Readers · Library News · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Articles of Interest

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

Trine U. School Requires E-Textbooks for Entire Curriculum Tech Breakthrough Could Mean Disposable E-Readers Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture – WSJ.com “Which ereader device should I buy?” What ereader would I recommend for the holidays? The Editor’s picks

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Articles of Interest

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? Ebooks: The $100 Sweet Spot has been Reached Another Press Stops Publishing – Inside Higher Ed Project Gutenberg: Timeline Events Moving Tales: Do Animated eBooks Have a Future? Sony takes on Kindle with next-gen e-readers – CNET News Espresso Book Machine Spreads to Bookstores […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · DRM · Ebook Readers · Patron Driven Acquisition · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Should You Buy an eBook? WSJ article asks

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off

Interesting article in the WSJ from August 26th, Should You buy an E-Book? According to the author, Brett Arends, that depends on what you want it for.  He responds to a variety of statements to assist the indecisive reader with answering this question including: 1. Casual readers probably shouldn’t bother 2.  The books aren’t as […]

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Articles of Interest

August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off

I can tell that fall is in the air, nearly every article on my list this week has to do with eTextbooks.  Other good ones are there too, check them out.  Happy reading. Robert Boissy of Springer on the Future of Ebooks and Libraries An iPad book for the deaf The State of the E-Textbook […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Ebook Readers · Publishing · Textbooks

Barnes & Noble for Sale

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Barnes and Noble for Sale.   There’s a ton of articles on this already.  Here are a few: NY Times WSJ The Guardian (Reuters) – Shares of bookseller Barnes & Noble (BKS.N) jumped 28.3 percent to $16.48 in pre-market trading on Wednesday after the company said it was putting itself up for sale. What will become […]

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Case Western Students will use Kindle for Textbooks

May 7th, 2009 · Comments Off

CWRU Chemistry and Computer Science students will use the new Kindle to access textbooks in Fall ’09.   See the full article in either the Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 6, 2009 or The WSJ, May 5, 2009. Amazon has worked a deal with publishers to load the textbook content on the Kindle, which will be “supplied” […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Textbooks · Vendor News

WSJ article – How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write

April 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Interesting article in the WSU on eBooks, “How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write.”  It focuses on more popular reading than academic sources, but brings out some interesting points about marketing, discovery, and selling pieces/parts of books. An added FYI, when I find articles related to eBooks I bookmark them on […]

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